tetrarc architectes: la fabrique
tetrarc architectes: la fabrique tetrarc architectes: la fabrique
apr 04, 2012

tetrarc architectes: la fabrique

‘la fabrique’ by tétrarc architectes, nantes, france image © s. chalmeau all images courtesy of tétrarc architectes

nantes-based practice tétrarc architectes has recently completed ‘la fabrique’, a performing arts complex transformed from an unutilized industrial and shipyard area in nantes, france. dedicated to contemporary and emerging music, the rehabilitated warehouses contain spaces to support musicians and artists in their methods of creation and discovery. the compound contains two auditoriums, 16 training and recording studios, offices, areas for digital experimentation and public gathering spaces. the program is divided amongst three separate entities which are interwoven with plazas for outdoor events and concerts.

an auditorium which seats 400 individuals has been placed within the minimal concrete cube which once served as an air-raid shelter. above the solid base, a faceted tower hosts the recording studios. the metallic volume is lifted on inclined columns generating a void which separates the two distinct building elements, doubling as an open-air terrace with views to the activity below.

recording spaces above the old air-raid shelter image © s. chalmeau

columns lift the recording studio tower, forming an open air terrace upon the roof of the air-raid shelter image © s. chalmeau

view from the terrace image © s. chalmeau

image © s. chalmeau

plaza for events and gathering image © s. chalmeau

image © s. chalmeau

image © s. chalmeau

meeting space image © s. chalmeau

auditorium within the concrete air-raid shelter image © s. chalmeau

illuminated at night images © s. chalmeau

a red glow emanates from the interior at night image © s. chalmeau

covered public hall image © s. chalmeau

interior image © s. chalmeau

project info:

competition: 2005 study: august 2005 completion: september 2011 gross internal floor area: building surface 7222 m2 shon architect: tetrarc architects project manager: michel bertreux project director: rémy tymen project study: guillaume blanchard client: city of nantes / samoa structural engineer: bet structure_ serba, bet fluides_ area scenography: architecture & technique acoustics: baude multimedia: vtci running: omega program: concert hall 1200 seats, concert hall 400 seats, 16 recording and training studios, spaces for digital experimentation, offices, welcoming public spaces (cafe, restaurant, bar) shell building: etpo metal framework: acml metal façade (front): emfa cladding: guillonet aluminium millwork: renouard millwork: guitteny plasterer: pim locksmith trade: cmr stage: amg-fechoz stage network: audiotechnique design: métalobil lift: cfa heating, ventilation: hervé thermique electricity: inéo façade: anodized aluminum main entrance: alveolar polycarbonate bar: PVC acoustic: compressed wood fiber, sprung floor

  • In the eternal words of Bill and Ted, “woah”

    ContempoSpace says:
  • ..like as in woah! or woah?

    bill says:
  • I live in Nantes close to La fabrique, it\’s a such beautiful place, there is also a lot of amazing stuff in this city.

    OhmyDog says:
  • It’s awesome !

    Matt says:

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